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  • Luganda, also known as Ganda, is a Bantu language and is spoken mainly in the Buganda region of Uganda by a population of over three million people. With 100,000 second language speakers, it is the most widely spoken second language in Uganda next to English. The language is used in some primary schools in Buganda as pupils begin to learn English, the official language of Uganda.
  • It is the native language of the people of "Baganda" who live in the south of Uganda, in and around the capital city of Kampala.
  • Luganda developed over the centuries as a spoken language. Its written form is only as recent as the arrival of the Arab and European influence among the Baganda.
  • The Luganda alphabet has 22 letters.
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